Although the Golden State Warriors’ depth wasn’t as impactful last season as it was in their 2021-22 title run, some players still emerged and helped them into the second round of the playoffs. Among those players was 6’4 winger Donte DiVincenzo, who played in 72 regular season games, started 36 of them and shot 39.7% from beyond the arc. He also appeared in all 13 Golden State playoff games.
DiVincenzo will be looking to turn his great season into a payday. According to ESPN’s Kendra Andrews, he will turn down his $4.7 million player option and enter free agency.
“It was no big surprise to the Warriors and other league front office executives,” Andrews wrote. “There was a feeling that DiVincenzo had outplayed his contract at Golden State after he arrived in San Francisco last summer.”
Since DiVincenzo has racked up non-bird rights, Golden St.’s highest offer in a new contract is $5.4 million.
Golden St. enters free agency for $14.7 million on the luxury tax.
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DiVincenzo has rebounded from a slow 2021-22 last year. He provided the Warriors with physical defense at the point of attack, slippery screen navigation on and off the ball, connective passing and valuable ground spacing. Despite some clear limitations, especially as a finisher and driver, he’s quite a useful role player and should help the team that signs him later this summer. Golden State was 1.4 points better per 100 possessions with him on the floor, according to Cleaning The Glass. He averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game in 2022-23.